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Poster: patourkid Date: Sep 20, 2008 3:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Relationship b/w Hells Angels and Dead

Yeah I think Jerry was cool with them more than anybody else(except maybe Pig). I remember reading somewhere that Bobby REALLY didn't like them being around and complained about it quite frequently. I think they were around more for entertainment than anything...Jerry LOVED freaks and the HA WERE as freaky as it comes. That on top of the fact that they had PILES of speed which you don't read about that often as being a big part of the scene, but it was!!! I think I remember hearing that Parish was given a bike by the Angels (first step to becoming "an affiliate") I may be wrong about that though. And no Pig was DEF not a "full patch" Angel.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Sep 20, 2008 5:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Relationship b/w Hells Angels and Dead

I believe Pigpen was made an "honorary" Hells Angel by the New York Chapter. The club President would place a bottle on Pigpen's keyboard.
Mickey Hart and Steve Parish both received custom Harley Davidson's from club members as gifts.
On occasion the HAMC provided motorcycle escorts for the band to gigs if they were running late.